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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 2: June 7, 2019

June 6, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 1: June 7, 2019

June 6, 2019
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In a few weeks, we’ll be saying goodbye to Gayle as Clarkdale’s town manager. There will be no shortage of accolades to describe her two decades plus of service to the town and the Verde Valley.

By Dan Engler June 4, 2019
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Now, if in 2011 I had planted an Obama banner in the back of my truck and led a one-man parade, many, many, many times through our fine city, it would have been fair and balanced, and quite accurate to refer to me as a nincompoop.

June 4, 2019
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President Trump has been successful with his promises and actions and has stolen the thunder in advance from Democrat hopefuls.

June 4, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 2: June 5, 2019

June 4, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 1: June 5, 2019

June 4, 2019
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Letter: ‘Hidden gem’ airport hardly a cash cow for Cottonwood
Cottonwood Airport has large expenses, produces little revenue

So, Hidden gem? Economic driver for the citizens of Cottonwood? Maybe, but the airport has to be subsidized by our sales tax dollars and the general fund. It has large expenses and produces little revenue.

June 1, 2019
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Those of you who moved here, to the beautiful Village of Oak Creek, found a peaceful town with a high-rated school for our children. What happened? The Big Park Regional Coordinating Council has been trying to do what’s good for the people of the Village, with our zoning and community input.

June 1, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon 2: June 2, 2019

June 1, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon 1: June 2, 2019

June 1, 2019
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In the days before the Nunes memo was declassified, many of the nation’s top current and former intelligence officials, members of Congress, and analysts in the press warned that declassification would do grave damage to American national security. It didn’t happen.

By Byron York May 30, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 2: May 31, 2019

May 30, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 1: May 31, 2019

May 30, 2019
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Never accuse the elected officials in the Arizona House of Representatives and Senate of not being smart.

By Dan Engler May 28, 2019
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Editorial Page Cartoon No. 2: May 29, 2019

May 28, 2019
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Editorial Cartoon No. 1: May 29, 2019

May 28, 2019
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“The American Republic, especially after the Constitution of 1787 was ratified, was a federal union. Thus a national criminal system was piled on top of the state systems. To be sure, the states -- then and now -- had the lion’s share of the crime and punishment business.

May 28, 2019
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There was a death in the family. Those cruel words have been spoken and experienced by all of us. A parent, spouse, child, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent departs from our life and we are catapulted into a different space. The grieving zone. That place that no one cares to be and yet somehow none can completely escape.

By Judy Bluhm May 25, 2019
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I want to thank Mr. Walter Cobler Jr. for a very heart-felt letter. I feel his dilemma. He has identified a few very important issues with the current administration, and I agree with his assessment. I have some questions for him, however.

May 25, 2019
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Not all Republicans are Trumpers. Even some of his loyal base are not totally enthralled with their president. I have heard many state certain displeasures regarding his style and tweets and misrepresentations. None the less, his base seems loyal to him.

May 25, 2019
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Once again Republican lawmakers want to make it more difficult for voters to have a choice on issues like the minimum wage, renewable energy, marijuana legislation, and school vouchers.

May 25, 2019
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I wish to thank the seven volunteers who participated in the Verde Village section of Highway 260 on May 19. These volunteers were Gene Carrigan, Jayloy Thorkelson, Charles Mackay, David Nelson, Beth Cady, Kathleen Dusek, David Nauman, and this letter writer.

May 25, 2019
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I am hearing about the many states that are initiating anti abortion laws. All I hear is about these anti-abortion sentiments and wonder where are the pro-life sentiments.

May 23, 2019
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I’m a retired certified Arborist and I was horrified to pull up to my mobile home park the other day and see that our wonderful conifers across the front had been topped.

May 23, 2019